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Nonverbal communication

  • Advances in Non-Verbal Communicationby Fernando Poyatos

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1992; US$ 213.00

    This volume on nonverbal communication studies, the most multi- and interdisciplinary contribution to this field in almost twenty years, offers numerous suggestions for further research in many hitherto unexplored areas. The twenty contributions include the most recent theoretical and empirical crosscultural studies of gestures from historical, communicative... more...

  • The American Sign Language Phrase Bookby Barbara Bernstein Fant; Betty Miller; Lou Fant

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 20.00

    Lou Fant (1931-2001) was heralded as a leading expert in the ASL field and an ambassador between the deaf and hearing worlds. He was a teacher, interpreter, consultant, sign language coach, and actor. Fant cofounded the National Theatre of the Deaf in 1967. Barbara Bernstein Fant has taught beginning and advanced ASL at Seattle Central Community... more...

  • An Anthropology of Indirect Communicationby Joy Hendry; C.W. Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 50.95

    Sometimes we convey what we mean not by what we say but by what we do. This type of indirect communication is sometimes called 'indirection'. From patent miscommunication, through potent ambiguity to pregnant silence this incisive collection examines from a rare anthropological perspective the many aspects of indirect communication. From a Mormon Theme... more...

  • Applications of Nonverbal Communicationby Ronald E. Riggio; Robert S. Feldman

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 51.95

    The goal of this edited volume is to provide a much needed bridge between the research on nonverbal communication and the application of those findings. The book features contributions from some of the leading researchers in the field. These distinguished scholars apply their understanding of nonverbal communication processes to a variety of settings... more...

  • Australian Sign Language (Auslan)by Trevor Johnston; Adam Schembri

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 38.00

    The first comprehensive introduction to Auslan, exploring key aspects of its structure and use. more...

  • Body - Language - Communication. Volume 2by Cornelia Müller

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 419.00

    Volume II of the handbook offers the state of the art on how body movements are used for communication around the world. Topics include the functions of body movements, their contexts of occurrence, their forms and meanings, their integration with speech, and how bodily motion can function as language. An interdisciplinary chapter on... more...

  • Dirty Sign Languageby Van James T; Allison O; Evan Wondolowki

    Ulysses Press 2010; US$ 10.00

    GET D!RTY! Next time you?re signing with your friends, drop the ASL textbook formality and start flashing the signs they don?t teach in any classroom, including: • cool slang • funny insults • explicit sex terms • raw swear words Dirty Sign Language teaches casual everyday words and expressions like: • Peace out! • Asshole. • Bit me! • ... more...

  • Face, Communication and Social Interactionby Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini; Michael Haugh

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 72.00

    It is an enduring theme of humanity that people are concerned about what others think of them. The notion of face has thus become firmly established as a means of explaining various social phenomena in a range of fields within the social sciences, including anthropology, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, and psychology. Yet face has also become increasingly... more...

  • Forbidden Signsby Douglas C. Baynton

    University of Chicago Press 1998; US$ 22.50

    Forbidden Signs explores American culture from the mid-nineteenth century to 1920 through the lens of one striking episode: the campaign led by Alexander Graham Bell and other prominent Americans to suppress the use of sign language among deaf people. The ensuing debate over sign language invoked such fundamental questions as what distinguished... more...

  • From Gesture in Conversation to Visible Action as Utteranceby Mandana Seyfeddinipur; Marianne Gullberg

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Children begin to gesture long before talking. Gestures, such as pointing or waving goodbye, constitute the principal means of interacting conventionally with others before the emergence of the lexicon. Children continue to gesture after they start to talk, and through to adulthood. In spite of that, some key concepts related to gesture and language... more...